Does Jesus Really Require us to be Perfect?

“You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” (Matthew 5:48) Perfection. It is something we all wish to obtain yet understand we will never get there. Sure, you can throw in a few people in there that truly think they’re perfect; however, the vast majority of humans know this lamentable truth: we are notContinue reading “Does Jesus Really Require us to be Perfect?”

What Do Calvinists Believe about Free Will?

Calvinists* get a lot of flack. Sometimes this is for good reasons because many are in their cage stage. I once was; I can go back into it sometimes. But many times, we get flack because we are misunderstood. We hear almost incessant caricatures. It’s not fair, truly. We all need to be people whoContinue reading “What Do Calvinists Believe about Free Will?”

When You Make Sports into an Idol

The other day I came across a story about how Sam Presti, the Oklahoma City Thunder General Manager, was receiving death threats (along with his family) because he traded Paul George to the Los Angeles Clippers. You can read the story here. I don’t mean to make light of the actual horror of receiving deathContinue reading “When You Make Sports into an Idol”